Even as GIF files are selling for upwards of a thousand dollars, how does one showcase art as a limited commodity when the commodity itself exists only in the digital sphere? That’s a problem addressed, and solved, by “The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale,” an online exhibition of digital art now open for viewing until December 30 2013. The biennale has been in the works for more than a year and collects “the best of the best” digital art, according to its 30 curators.
The exhibition functions in a number of “pavilions” (entire list with links below) each with its own curator. In sum, there are 300 artists participating in the event, with hundreds more still applying to be in the event’s open pavilion. David Quiles Guilló founder of “The Wrong,” believes this avenue of art to be as socially potent as even recent, subversive forms. “Hacking is the new graffiti,” he’s been quoted, “digital art is the new street art.” Without any more context to that quote, we'll let you ponder it as you surf the exhibition.
The art here takes many forms: digital graphic impositions on found photographs, illustraions, animations, hacking and glitch work, such as this video by Casey Reas, from the Western Digital Pavilion, and much, much more as-yet unclassifiable work.
Here are the pavilions currently open for public viewing:
There are also a number of "The Wrong" related AFK (away from keyboard) events, in major cities throughout the world. They include the ten below, and more information can be found on their respective websites.